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  1. A couple of auction finds from several years ago. I re-handled both and used deck sealer on the handles to keep them from drying out. Of course more is better so I sprayed the heads too. One of the blades on the Vaughan double bit is slightly off center. The far blade is offset slightly to the left. The single bit is a Plumb. Then a couple of more recent finds. On the left is a Bluegrass double bit. On the right is a Plumb double bit with a very crooked handle. I was planning to re-handle it until I swung it at a stump and realized the handle is also twisted to the left. I’m going to leave as is for now. It just has too much character the way it is. Brian
  2. I was at a distant cousin’s garage and saw a tool on the wall labeled “what’s this?” After he passed there was an auction and of course I had to buy it. A Google search of the company E. A. Baumbach Mfg. only indicated that they were in the tool and die business. Anyone have any ideas “what’s this” is used for? Brian
  3. This one followed me home from a recent auction..
  4. Cat serial number guides show D7 17A production from 1955 to 1961. In 1959 starting with s/n 17A11981 turbocharger became standard equipment.
  5. The Cat serial number and ID guides are somewhat confusing on the 4T D7s.. I have some scans of really old typewritten documents that have been copied until parts are illegible. 4T7636 appears to have been built in 1948. The commonly used serial number guides do not show 4T machines, but there is a faint note, “Note: 3T, 4T, 6T serial numbers (are built) consecutive; only difference in machines is the ring gear and pinion ratio. Numbers 4T and 6T are war surplus machines and (most) ring gear and pinions were changed if used in (logging) or construction.” The words in parentheses are my best guesses. 3T and 4T are shown as USA built, series B; Direct Drive; 74” gauge; D8800 engine, 5.75 bore, 8” stroke 4 cylinder engine; 93 horsepower; Forward and reverse lever. Hope this helps, Brian.
  6. Sorry for the late reply, Bitty. Here is a page from the January 1984 IH price book. Shows 18.4-42 available from the factory on DMB rims. Do not know what DMB means. Brian
  7. Looks like a 110 mower. I had one on a 240 Utility that came from the Iowa DOT. This manual gives mounting information for tractors up to and including 404 and 504 models. Lots of good pictures of the various mounting brackets. Form number on the back is 1 010 914 R3. 12-1-63–12A. This picture shows the mower on a 240 Utility with the rear wheel removed to show rhe drive. I believe mowers could be hydraulic drive on some later tractors using a dedicated pump on the front of the crankshaft. Check the parts books for info. Link to table of contents: https://www.mycnhistore.com/us/en/caseih/haytools/mowers/naah56mow025sicklemower/international-harvester-mower/cn/E9C96496-EFBE-E111-9FCE-005056875BD6 Brian
  8. In the eighties, Westendorf was using these “Tube Saver” flareless tube fittings on their hoses. Do not know if they still do. This is a page from a Weatherhead catalog. When the hose is removed from the loader, the nut and sleeve stay on the cylinder. Note that the threads are mostly the same as JIC and O Ring Boss. Brian.
  9. Wild a$$ed idea: What about a piece of the flat spring from inside an old tape measure to make what you need? Brian
  10. It was explained to me once that the clatter and rattle of the precumbustion chambered Cat engines at idle was due to the compressed air from the cylinder and the burning air charge from the prechamber meeting each other coming and going in the neck of the prechamber. It was always amazing to listen to a D8H/D8K or D9G/D9H being cold started below about 10 degrees. I always wondered how an engine could knock and bang that loudly and not self destruct. To me the German diesels seems to sound toothless and quiet at idle, but then have loud combustion noise under load. A cold start inside would quickly make my eyes burn. Brian
  11. Mike: As always, great pictures.. It is always fun to see your adventures. And a belated happy birthday to you. Brian
  12. Yup…guilty as charged. But as far as running, it is more like just stumbling around until I find more helpless victims. Glad to see that you are doing your part, and converted those dangerous gas emitting cows into steaks to prevent any more worrisome methane emissions. Brian
  13. This must be an Iowa thing. IMHO, mulberry, red cedar, hedge (osage orange), and Chinese elm should all be declared noxious weeds just like multiflora rose. All are the scourge of fence rows and pastures. A spade, loppers, and Tordon RTU are permanent residents in my pickup. And if I see one of these pests, I stop and look around as there are always 2 or 3 more just steps away. Brian
  14. How about a windshield washer pump and nozzles, or maybe an ether solenoid loaded with your favorite aerosol.
  15. Painted on the back of a hippy van when I was in college: “Don’t laugh. Your daughter is in here.”
  16. Looks like the guard rail is laying down below.
  17. Looks like a 4 spoke in the picture. Factory was a 3 spoke, 17” IRRC.
  18. My dad also had a 91. It was an interesting machine to run. Steering was by 2 levers. Pull part way back to turn to the selected side. Pull all the way back to reverse the drive wheel and turn in place. Pull both levers back to reverse. Traveling on flat or uphill, steering was predictable. Downhill steering could be tricky depending on how steep the hill. I quickly learned to not pull back far enough to engage the reverse as a violent turn might result. The solution was to apply the appropriate brake before pulling the steering lever to get a controlled turn. Or an alternate was to pull the opposite lever to let that side coast and again get the desired turn. IIRC it had a 10 foot head and you were always in your own personal little dust cloud. Thanks for the memories. Brian
  19. I had a college professor whose theory was to have enough life insurance to pay your debts and get you buried. Anything past that was estate building. If your goal is to provide for your survivors, other investments would accumulate faster.
  20. I had (and still have) a persistent cough that started about 10 years ago. The first medication was for acid reflux as that often causes a cough. No improvement. Then to a specialist to check lung function, etc. The final diagnosis to my surprise was the return of childhood asthma. Now take a steroid inhaler (not the emergency one) twice a day. I bicycle for exercise, and as I get into shape in the spring, I have been able to reduce the inhaler to once a day with my doctor’s approval. Hard exercise helps keep the pipes blown out. Bottom line, get it checked out. Brian
  21. Take a look at this…SKF METAL FACE SEALS. Part number 25096 shows 2.5” shaft size. Click on the part number for machining dimensions. Also there is a “where to buy online” button. Several distributors are shown for the KC MO area. https://www.skf.com/us/products/industrial-seals/power-transmission-seals/metal-face-seals These would be equivalent to the DuoCone seal that Cat uses in their undercarriage. Brian
  22. There has to be a story behind the skunk shampoo. Inquiring minds want to know.
  23. Here is a front view of the 240U with the hitch. You can see the yellow rockshaft behind the seat. Note the vertical straps for the top link. Should have, but never did lower them by the same distance the rockshaft was raised. The resulting incorrect geometry made implements “tip to the rear” as they were raised. Brian
  24. I had a 240Utility and I did just that. The hitch was a Speeco hitch for a C, Super C, etc. I installed the lower assemblies to the rear frame without modification, and raised the rockshaft assembly about 4 inches to get adequate lift. An anchor for a lift cylinder was fabbed and bolted to the right side of the standard drawbar support. Welded an arm to the rockshaft to attach to the standard IH 2 1/2 X 8 strike control lift cylinder operated single acting. The stroke control works OK on single acting. Sold the tractor several years ago. May have pictures “somewhere”, but would take a while to find. Brian
  25. And they look just like their pushy father..
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